ABBEY HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1120088
Date first listed:
18-Mar-1955
Date of most recent amendment:
04-Nov-1986
Statutory Address:
ABBEY HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
ABBEY HOUSE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Dorset
District:
East Dorset (District Authority)
Parish:
Horton
National Grid Reference:
SU 03024 07398

Details

HORTON SU 00 NW HORTON VILLAGE

5/90 Abbey House (formerly listed as 18.3.55 'The Vicarage')

II*

Probably a monastic building in origin, now a private house c1500 with extensive alteration and refacing, C18. Timber frame with cladding in Flemish bond brickwork. Tiled roof with end and central brick stacks. Stone cornice with brick parapet and stone coping. Approximately symmetrical 2 storeys, 7 bays. Central 3 bay pavilion projects slightly. 12 pane sashes have flat, gauged brick arches with stone keystones. Outer bays have round headed sashes with keystones and imposts. Central part glazed door in flat open porch. Blind recess in parapet above.

Internal features (RCHM): 4 bay roof of c1500 with tie beam trusses having cambered and chamfered collars supporting purlins with curved windbracing; mezzanine room with C18 joinery and plasterwork. (R.C.H.M. Dorset, Vol V, p.36/7, no. 6 Newman, J and Pevsner N. The Buildings of England. Dorset, 1972, p.235).

Listing NGR: SU0302607398

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
107549
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1975), 36-7
Pevsner, N, Newman, J, The Buildings of England: Dorset, (1972), 235

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 21 Jun 2006
Reference: IOE01/15513/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Gillian Knowles. Source Historic England Archive
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